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Yellowstone National Park in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Fort Yellowstone     National Historic Landmark

 
 
Fort Yellowstone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2015
1. Fort Yellowstone Marker
Inscription.  
This is the only point in the park where an extensive transformation of natural conditions by the work of man has been permitted. Yet, it was unavoidable here, and in yielding to this necessity, the effort has been made to provide a substitution that would be in harmony with the natural surroundings, and would itself be a feature of interest.”
Major John Pitcher
Acting Superintendent   1901- 1907

A stroll along the sidewalks of the fort takes you back to when the West was being tamed, the national park idea was new, and visitors travelled the dusty roads in horse-drawn carriages.

• Enhance your tour by purchasing the self-guiding publication available here or in the visitor center.
• Allow 45 minutes for a leisurely stroll along the route.
• Approximate distance .3 mile (.5 km).
• Tour route is entirely paved and wheelchair accessible.

Special Note: The Albright Visitor Center in front of you is open to the public year-round (hours are posted on the door). However, most other structures in Fort Yellowstone are employee residences and are not open to public use. Please
Fort Yellowstone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2015
2. Fort Yellowstone Marker
respect the privacy of residents by staying on the paved tour route and treating their living areas with respect.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles.
 
Location. 44° 58.58′ N, 110° 41.987′ W. Marker is in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker is on N Entrance Road, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located in the Mammoth Hot Springs Area of Yellowstone National Park, in front of the Albright Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yellowstone National Park WY 82190, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Yellowstone (a few steps from this marker); The Parade Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Elk Rut (within shouting distance of this marker); From Soldier to Ranger (within shouting distance of this marker); Road Builders (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Life in the Fort (about 300 feet away); The Post Exchange (about 400 feet away); A Soldier’s Life (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yellowstone National Park.
 
More about this marker. The right of the marker contains a map of the Fort Yellowstone area, indicating the location of the marker and various other buildings, including Bachelor Officers quarters, Captain’s quarters, Field Officer quarters, Double Officer quarters, Post Headquarters, Guardhouse, Hospital, Morgue, Hospital Steward quarters, Hospital Annex, Chapel, Hospital, Commissary Storehouse, Quartermaster Storehouse, Granary, New Guardhouse, Cavalry Barracks, Post Exchange, Double Cavalry Barracks, Blacksmith Shop, Non-commissioned Officers quarters, and Corps of Engineers offices.
A picture of Fort Yellowstone in Yellowstone Park appears at the lower left of the marker.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. See all of the markers on the Fort Yellowstone walking tour.
 
Fort Yellowstone     National Historic Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2015
3. Fort Yellowstone     National Historic Landmark Marker
Bachelor Officers' Quarters at Fort Yellowstone image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2015
4. Bachelor Officers' Quarters at Fort Yellowstone
The Bachelor Officers' Quarters at Fort Yellowstone now serve as the Horace M. Albright Visitor Center at Yellowstone National Park.
Double Officers' Quarters image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2015
5. Double Officers' Quarters
Cavalry Barracks image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2015
6. Cavalry Barracks
Fort Yellowstone Post Exchange image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2015
7. Fort Yellowstone Post Exchange
U.S. Corps of Engineers Offices at Fort Yellowstone image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2015
8. U.S. Corps of Engineers Offices at Fort Yellowstone
UNESCO World Heritage Site image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 9, 2018
9. UNESCO World Heritage Site
Marker located inside the Visitor Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 259 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 13, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   9. submitted on February 19, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.
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